I am copying the guest’s message below. They instant booked and informed me that they are making a film and wanted to stay one night not the required two. Using airbnb as a platform to rent a film location is completely unethical. No permits, no insurance. No production fee. We are lambing right now on our farm and have six very vigilant livestock guardian dogs protecting the property. The film crew would create stress for the ewes trying to give birth and for the dogs trying to protect them. I called airbnb and asked them to cancel the guest and to tell them why so it sends a message to the guest that he can’t use airbnb as a platform for booking a film location.
My name is Joshuah Melnick and I’m a producer in New York City - I’m reaching out because I have a one day shoot next Friday and your farmhouse is the dream location. The shoot would only require use of the property for one day, Friday March 19, from 7am to 9:30pm, and all of the filming would take place outside. It’s a very small, family sized crew of 6 people, including the musician - an upcoming bluegrass-Americana artist (who also happens to be my brother). The concept of the piece explores the hardship of modern farmers. I can send you an attachment of the treatment if you’re interested.
I see that you have a minimum stay requirement, though I’m wondering if you’re willing to be flexible because we won’t actually be inside, other than the occasional snack break and using the restrooms.
If you’re familiar with the bluegrass world, the record has musicians on it from The Del McCourey Band to Taylor Swift’s guitarist. In many ways this record is a dream come true for my brother, and this music video is a signpost in the beginning of a budding career. Your property would make it all the more special. Please let me know if this is of interest to you - you have a beautiful home.